The hotel will add new furniture, wallpaper and fixtures to 31,000 square feet of meeting rooms, which will cost $2 million.
On the lower level of the hotel, it will add 4,500 square feet of executive boardrooms, equipped with features such as LCD panels and conference phones. This will cost $1 million.
Additionally, the hotel will convert six rooms previously used to meetings into seven guest rooms, bumping up the hotel's capacity to 487 rooms.
"Over the last few years we’ve seen our occupancy increasing. We're doing more groups and more corporate businesses. Obviously, these (latter) two segments are sensitive to the product in general," says Daniel Laliberté, general manager of the local Marriott.
Room refreshes are the way that hotels stay competitive, typically upgrading systems and spaces every 10 years.
The Marriott recently put in a fibre optic line at the hotel and now offers free wireless in public areas. Between 2010 and 2013, total renovations will cost $20 million.